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'We Shall Never Surrender' (1946 - 1947)

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This chapter relates the author's experiences in 1946 and 1947. The group of five surviving soldiers were not in right frame of mind to celebrate new year of 1946, fearing US mopping-up operations and preoccupied with our subsistence. The Americans sang songs in a relaxed fashion when they patrolled the banks of the River Talofofo. While the group scouted stealthily, they found the remains of the position of their Epidemic Control and Water Supply Squad. They searched for a place where we could live in peace and went to the upper reaches of the River Talofofo. In order to escape from the enemy, they hid behind a thick reedbed on the banks of a tributary stream of the River Talofofo and camped there for a few days. They had to live far away from food sources to ensure security. It was 'Security first. Food second'.

Keywords: epidemic control; Nakahata; River Talofofo; Shichi; US mopping-up operations; water supply squad



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